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SeaXplorer 77 Superyacht La Datcha Delivered

10 November 2020 • Written by Miranda Blazeby

The first hull in Damen's SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht series La Datcha has been delivered.

La Datcha has now left Damen Yachting's yard in the Netherlands and embarked on a global charter itinerary managed by Edmiston. 

Images: Damen Yachting

Speaking about the delivery, owner’s representative and chief executive officer of La Datcha – Tinkoff Collection, Stefano Feltrin, said the owner's team were "thrilled".

"We are thankful to the whole Damen Yachting family for all these months working together in very challenging times. The great end result represented the La Datcha yacht has been achieved thanks to the relentless efforts of many talented people that joined forces to make this happen."

Managing director of Damen Yachting, Rose Damen, described La Datcha as a "real head-turner" which had garnered "phenomenal" interest.

“It is always a very proud moment for everyone who has been involved in the build when a yacht departs our yard. The departure of La Datcha is certainly no exception and has definitely been highly anticipated."

The yacht first hit the water at the Amels Vlissingen-based yard in July this year before appearing at Damen's private view event in September.

La Datcha was commissioned by a client wanting to use the expedition yacht as a surfing, diving and heliskiing platform. The 2,560GT yacht follows the first SeaXplorer 65, which was launched in July last year. 

Detailed renderings of the SeaXplorer 77 were first presented at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2018. Designed by Azure Naval Architects, the six-decked expedition yacht offers accommodation for 12 guests, as well as 25 members of crew including guides and pilots.

The Damen SeaXplorer 77 has a 14 metre beam Photo courtesy of Tom Van Oossanen

The owner's apartment and two VIP suites will sit alongside an observation lounge and outdoor deck. The yard previously described the yacht as “the ultimate crossover of superyacht quality and finish with serious capability”.

The yacht has an impressive inventory of expedition equipment, including two helicopters, a helideck and hangar, dive centre and two tender garages fore and aft. Designed for long periods at sea, the SeaXplorer has the capability to carry enough provisions and fuel for 40 days between port calls.

Amels and Damen managing director Rose Damen previously described the SeaXplorer 77 as “a yacht for all seasons for clients who want to make more use of their time to explore the world.”

La Datcha with the SeaXplorer 62 Anawa

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